In August 2019, Bill was invited to the ribbon-cutting for the new 8th Street Bridge in Anderson, Indiana, on which he had worked with his clients, Madison County and the City of Anderson to obtain a $13.5 million TIGER grant. The new bridge was completed on time and $2.5 million under budget.
Bill Hanka is an seasoned professional with 25 years of proven success advocating for private sector and government clients at the federal level.
Bill worked for 10 years honing his skills in positions at the White House, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
In October 2022, Bill worked with clients Port of Detroit, Michigan, and Port of Cleveland, Ohio, to obtain over $43 million in competitive Port Infrastructure Development Program Grant for their infrastructure projects.
Bill co-created a coalition of auto community mayors - now known as the Manufacturing Alliance of Communities (MAC) - in response to the needs of local communities facing drastic downturns in their economies because of auto plant closures and fought successfully in 2009-2010 for the establishment of the $773 million RACER Trust to remediate and redevelop 89 former General Motors sites around the nation.
In December 2013, Bill worked with the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to organize a Mayors Manufacturing Summit at the White House featuring members of President Obama's Cabinet and prominent manufacturing mayors from around the nation.
In December 2016, Bill worked with his client, the Cincinnati (OH) Park Board, to obtain a new $30 million authorization in the 2016 Water Resources Development Act to complete work on the $120 million Cincinnati Central Riverfront Project.
In December 2022, Bill worked with clients Macomb County, Sterling Heights, and Warren, Michigan, to obtain $2.5 million in congressionally directed spending for the Mound Road Project.
In March 2022, Bill worked with clients Long Beach Transit and the Cities of Novi and Wixom, Michigan, to obtain $5.8 million in congressionally directed spending for their projects.
In June 2018, Bill worked with his clients, Macomb County (MI) and the Cities of Sterling Heights and Warren (MI) to obtain a $97.8 million INFRA grant to rebuild Mound Road, a vital industrial manufacturing corridor in suburban Detroit.
In July 2021, Bill worked with the Port of Duluth (MN) to write a successful FEMA Port Security Grant that awarded the Port $335,261 for a security surveillance upgrade.